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Zachary R. Zarder

May 8, 1988 July 2, 2019
Zachary R. Zarder
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Zachary Richard Zarder, age 31, passed away Tuesday evening, July 2nd, 2019. Zachary was born on May 8, 1988, on Mother’s Day, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Co. He is survived by his parents, Rick and Kim Zarder, brother Matthew Zarder and wife Donna, and his soulmate and wife Leslie Shimeck. Zachary was preceded in death by his aunt and God mother Tammy Vautrinot. Other survivors include paternal grandparents Thomas and Ida Zarder, maternal grandparents, Richard and Frances Brady, uncles Scott Brady, Perry Zarder, Tad Vautrinot, aunts Jana Brady, Mary Brady, nieces and nephews Galvin, Anna, Lena, Frankie, and Hazel. Additional survivors also include George and Mary Rayhons, Logan Rayhons, Jessie Pacheco, Marty and Pat Shimeck, Casey Shimeck (Kim), Troy Shimeck (Samantha), Dustin Shimeck (Crystal) and a host of extended family and friends that love Zachary beyond measure.

Zachary had an unabandoned zest for life and lived his life on his terms, despite his struggles with epilepsy. He refused to allow this affliction to define him and proved that every day by working to build his landscaping business; working hours on end to create something beautiful. He was in his element when he was outdoors enjoying nature’s beauty. He had an amazing smile and way about him that made people want to get to know him. Zachary knew no strangers.

His only sibling, big brother Matthew, was his best friend. Zachary looked up to his big brother from the day he could walk and we loved watching them grow closer as they grew older. Years later he would find his soulmate Leslie. We knew as soon as we met her, she was the other half that would complete him. And Leslie told us he completed her too.

Zachary’s favorite color is denim blue. Please feel free to wear blue jeans, or the color blue to the Celebration of Life services on July 13th from 12 PM to 3 PM. In lieu of flowers, you can donate to the Epilepsy Foundation in his name or any charity of your choice.


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13

Jul

12:00 PM 7/13/2019 12:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 7/13/2019 3:00:00 PM
Lux Funeral Home & Cremation Services

1254 N Business IH 35
New Braunfels, TX 78130

Lux Funeral Home & Cremation Services
1254 N Business IH 35 New Braunfels 78130 TX
United States

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Saturday

13

Jul

1:00 PM 7/13/2019 1:00:00 PM
Lux Funeral Home & Cremation Services

1254 N Business IH 35
New Braunfels, TX 78130

Lux Funeral Home & Cremation Services
1254 N Business IH 35 New Braunfels 78130 TX
United States
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